since you are new, i'd buy a few bottles from older vintages. its always great to have some newer vintages like 09, but you will have to wait awhile to appreciate them. so best to buy some older ones to compare.
as well, your palette will change over time. i started with aussies/calis/spain (which are still great for what they are) when i first started collecting/tasting, but since then have moved onto other countries like france.